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Ice Cream Sandwich

Last weekend I had my parents over for dinner.  They were bringing back Miss E from a visit at their house over the March Break.  As a thank you I thought it would be nice to make them dinner.  For dessert I wanted to do something a little different.

I love ice cream sandwiches!  So, I sent Mr. T off to buy some premium ice cream since my brother still has my ice cream maker.  That's my excuse for not making the ice cream.  I had no intention of making the ice cream for this dessert.  However, you can't skimp out on the cookie portion.  They definitely needed to be homemade.

We all love chocolate chip cookies but what I don't like about them is that after the first day they lose their lustre.  What separates a good cookie from a great cookie for me is that it is crunchy on the edges but chewy in the middle.  I discovered this recipes for Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies and it is fantastic!  They stay chewy!  I never add nuts to my chocolate chip cookies, I don't like them in my cookies.  For the chocolate chips I did half semi sweet and half milk chocolate.  Again, my preference.  I used my trustee Pampered Chef medium scoop which is about 2 tablespoons to dole out 10 perfectly round cookies.

While the cookies were cooling I took the ice cream out of the freezer to soften.  You want it pretty soft but not where it's starting to drip.  Once the cookies were cooled I piled the ice cream on high to a cookie and then topped off with another cookie.  I squished the cookies together until the ice cream was distributed evenly and was about an inch thick.  With a pallet knife I scraped the excess ice cream off then placed them in the freezer to harden until dessert time.


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